Motorola to launch new Ming Linux-based phones in 2008

Posted on Sunday, Dec 23 2007 @ 14:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In the second quarter of next year Motorola will unveil its next generation of Linux-powered Ming phones. DigiTimes reports these handsets will be available in both high-end and entry-level versions.
While Motorola's R&D center in Beijing will continue to handle the development of the high-end version of the new Ming handsets, the US vendor will outsource the production of the new entry-level Ming handsets to the Taiwan-based Inventec Group, according to market sources, who also noted that the new Ming handsets will continue to support the 2.5G standard.

Motorola on December 17 launched its high-end 3.5G RAZR V9 in Taiwan, and the company plans to introduce in Taiwan a Symbian-based ROKR Z8, Windows Mobile-based Q9 and three entry-level models, including the W360 and W213, before the end of this year, Chen said.

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